Balance Yoga: An Answer for Aging Bodies
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 1/13/2011
Hilloah Rohr, exercise physiologist, hiking guide, and yoga instructor noticed something happening to her body as she approached 50. “I found myself sustaining injuries and being in pain. I also watched my aging mother get more hunched over by the day.” As an exercise physiologist who has now spent 40 years teaching others to stay fit and healthy, she realized that as we age, we are dealt a new hand to play. Join Hilloah for an introduction to Balance Yoga® at both the Sisters and Bend Public Libraries. Hilloah’s presentations are part of the Know Boomers series being offered throughout the month of January at Deschutes Public Library. Her presentations are free and open to the public. No prior yoga experience required. This is a participation opportunity, so dress appropriately.
“Our over 50 bodies were no longer resilient and bomb proof,” says Hilloah. She believes that old injuries, bad posture, hours of repetitive motions, childbirth and rearing, all add up and take their toll. With all the changes her own body was presenting she found herself revisiting previous years of yoga training. “Listening to my own body, I approached it from the concept of recreating balance. This means stretching the areas that become chronically short and strengthening the areas that become chronically weak.” Thus Balance Yoga® was born.
For more information about this or other library programs, please contact Liz at 541/312-1032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032 prior to the presentation.